excessive force

Investigate Oakland Police actions 10/25/11 against OWS Protesters

Attorney for the Department of Justice, California, Northern District: Investigate Oakland Police actions 10/25/11 against OWS Protesters

http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-for-the-department-of-justice-california-northern-district-investigate-oakland-police-actions-102511-against-ows-protesters

Petitioning

  • Attorney for the Department of Justice, California, Northern District (Melinda L. Haag)
  •  FBI Special Agent in Charge, FBI San Francisco (Stephanie Douglas)

Investigate Oakland Police actions on 10/25/11 against OWS Protesters


Our bureaucracy and law enforcement is practicing acts of violence and tactical terrorism against its own citizens. These citizens are fully backed by their legal rights afforded to them by the US Constitution. These acts are unacceptable on moral, legal, and humanitarian grounds. We the people will not stand for this abuse. This is about democracy. This is about human rights, your human rights.

The Mayor Ms. Jean Quan ordered these attacks, and we request that she be investigated thoroughly for human rights violations against the American people. The police officers who obeyed her unconstitutional, unethical, and illegal orders are legally responsible for what they have done. They had a choice to obey or disobey, as their counterparts in Albany recently did. They proceeded with these actions and they are fully culpable for the choice they made and the harm and injuries that they caused.

The Trouble with Tasers

I first became interested in this subject back in 2007. At that time, a University of Florida student (Andrew Meyer) had attended a speech by Senator John Kerry and asked him questions afterwards. The student had asked Senator Kerry a series of questions that Kerry was perfectly ready, willing and able to answer, however the police at the event didn’t approve of the things Meyer has said. They cut the power to his microphone, threw him on the ground, pinned him, handcuffed him and then used a taser to assault him.